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Multidimensional Genomics: The 3D/4D organization of chromatin

13 Nov 17
- 15 Nov 17
Barcelona BioMed Conference


Genomics is moving for a static monodimensional picture, to a time dependent 3D structure. Chromatin is not any more a magic word used to represent a portion of the cell absorbing more colorant than the rest. Chromatin is now a plastic supramolecular structure composed of DNA and protein whose conformation regulates accessibility of the genes to the protein machinery that regulate their function. Nothing of the activity of the cell can be understood without considering the time-dependent three dimensional structure of chromatin.

The BioMed conference will be a forum to meet many of the most distinguished scientists in the field. We will learn from the basic physical principles governing the deformation of DNA to the last advances in the experimental techniques providing information on chromatin structure, from the nucleosome to the entire chromatin fiber. We will learn from how chromatin structure is regulated by specific cellular system, and how in turn, chromatin structure modulates the entire cellular live. I invite you to meet us in Barcelona and know more about these supramolecular structure.

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Registration deadline: The registration is now closed

There is no registration fee for this conference, but the number of participants is limited, with a number of seats saved for IRB Barcelona alumni.

Participants are invited to submit abstracts, a number of which will be selected for short talk and poster presentations. Abstracts should include a title, authors, affiliations, summary (max 250 words) and references.


The BARCELONA BIOMED CONFERENCE on Multidimensional Genomics: The 3D/4D organization of chromatin will be hosted by the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC) in the heart of downtown Barcelona. Talks will take place in the Sala Prat de Riba.

Institut d'Estudis Catalans
C. del Carme, 47
08001 Barcelona

Tel +34 932 701 620
Fax +34 932 701 180


How to reach the IEC:

From Barcelona El Prat airport:

Via Taxi
A taxi from the airport to the IEC should take about 25 minutes and cost around 25-30 euros depending on traffic and luggage.

Via Train
The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gracia station, in about 25 mins and costs 2.80 Euros for a single ticket. Change here for the Green Line metro to Liceu. The IEC is a 10-minute walk from the metro station (see map).

Via Bus
A transfer service called "Aerobus" will also take you from the airport to Plaça Catalunya and costs 4.25 Euros. The journey time is around 30 minutes. The IEC is a 10-minute walk from the Plaça Catalunya (see map).

From Girona airport:

The "Barcelona bus" runs a transfer service between Girona Airport and Barcelona's city centre, scheduled to coincide with Ryan Air flights. The bus stops right outside the airport and will take you to Estacio d'Autobusos Barcelona Nord (Barcelona's main bus terminal), with a journey time of about 1 hr 10 min. The nearest Metro stop to the bus station is Arc De Triomf, which is a 5-10 minute walk from the bus station (exit the bus station Sortida Nàpols). Take the Red Line (L1) to Plaça Catalunya. The IEC is a 10-minute walk from the Plaça Catalunya (see map).

From Sants train station:

Transfer to the metro Red Line (L1), and get off at laça Catalunya. The IEC is a 10-minute walk from the Plaça Catalunya (see map).

If you are arriving locally:

  • metro Metro
    Plaça Catalunya (lines 1 and 3)
    Liceu (line 3)
  • ffcc FGC
    Plaça Catalunya (train from Sarrià)
  • renfe Renfe
    Plaça Catalunya
  • bus Buses
    41, 55, 141 (Plaça Catalunya stop)
    14, 18, 59, 91 (Rambla stop)

Barcelona Metropolitan Transport webiste (with metro and bus maps)


Speakers will be lodged at the Hotel Catalonia Ramblas
c/ Pelayo, 28
08001 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93 316 84 00
Fax: +34 93 316 84 01

Other hotels
A list of additional hotels within walking distance of the IEC can be found at: (The IEC is located near the blue point 08/5 star). Rates will vary depending on choice of hotel and season. Please check with the hotel of your choice directly for the best offer.

Another possibility is the Residencia dels Investigadors (Investigators Residence Hall), which has an agreement with the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) and the Catalan Government. It is located just behind the IEC, and is available for short-term stays. Rates range between 70 euros for a single room, to 99 euros for a double room.

Residencia dels Investigadors
C/ Hospital, 64
08001 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93 443 86 10
Fax: +34 93 442 82 02

Participants registered for events in the Barcelona BioMed series should contact the hotels and residences directly to arrange bookings and payment.



  • Modesto Orozco, IRB Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Marc Martí-Renom, CNAG- CRG/ ICREA (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Giacomo Cavalli, IGH- CNRS (Montpellier, France)


  • Salvador Aznar- Benitah, IRB Barcelona/ ICREA (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Miguel Beato, CRG (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Maria Pia Cosma, CRG/ ICREA (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Luciano Di Croce, CRG/ ICREA (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Peter Fraser, The Babraham Institute (Cambridge, UK)
  • Luca Giorgetti, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Jim R. Hughes, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (Oxford, UK)
  • Daniel Jost, University Grenoble Alpes (Grenoble, France)
  • Cristian Micheletti, International School for Advanced Studies (Trieste, Italy)
  • Leonid Mirny, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • Rolf Ohlsson, Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Ana Pombo, MDC (Berlin, Germany)
  • Clodagh O’Shea, Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, CA, USA)
  • Oliver J. Rando, University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester, MA, USA)
  • Bing Ren, University of California San Diego (La Jolla, CA, USA)
  • Tamar Schlick, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (New York, USA)
  • Ting Wu, Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, USA)